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Big Red

Bar and Dive Bar££££
Nag's Head, Islington
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  • George A.
    "Awesome rock pub with amazing food!"(2 Tips)
    Thrash Hits
    "best American-style rock bar in London plus the food"(2 Tips)
    Emily S.
    "With bourbon, beer, and pinball - can't go wrong"(2 Tips)
    missmelinki
    "Pulled pork is AMAZING!!!"(3 Tips)
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  • Stavroula K.
    Stavroula KonidariFebruary 19, 2013
    Cheese and bacon burger is good and juicy. Maybe specify how you want it cooked to be sure. My other tip is to actually visit this pub. It made me feel young! Hadn't been since being student.
  • Tahnee O.
    Tahnee OslerNovember 16, 2012
    Great place. I'll never forget the night I ended up buying 15 tequlia shots and shared with people I met that night. Awesome atmosphere and great memories. Nice staff and manager :) great local
  • Thrash Hits
    Thrash HitsJanuary 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    This is the best American-style rock bar in London plus the food is awesome, meaty and in healthy portions. They added pool tables and hot barmaids for good measure. Try the nachos.
  • Eddie S.
    Eddie SharkeyAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    It's like suddenly being in an NYC dive bar! Love this place. Great music, pool tables and good food. They do live shows here also
  • George A.
    George AbaJanuary 9, 2015
    Awesome rock pub with amazing food! Have the pulled pork burger while choosing the music from the jukebox.
  • Natalie C.
    Natalie Cherry BFebruary 15, 2015
    Friendly staff, great atmosphere, cosy enough to chat and loud enough to dance. can't go wrong with a night at Big Red!
  • Andrea L.
    Andrea LazzariniNovember 8, 2014
    Very nice pub that plays rock music. A friend told me that they use to have live music events
  • Emily S.
    Emily SkarbekFebruary 27, 2015
    The wings are tasty and a great deal. With bourbon, beer, and pinball - can't go wrong
  • Daniel P.
    Daniel PetroffSeptember 5, 2012
    No more Heiniken but more Czech beers (Kozel is now also available). Music is not bad, have pool tables and foozball!
  • Sam M.
    Sam MJanuary 25, 2016
    A good starting point for drunken adventures / clubbing in north London. Poor beer selection and a shame about the rampant sexism common to many rock bars, but it is a fun, buzzing place.
  • Mac M.
    Mac McLarenMarch 11, 2015
    Amazing Rock bar, great staff, great food and great music!! What else can you ask for 👍
  • Joseph S.
    Joseph SmithJuly 4, 2013
    One of the only bars I know that'll play "Freebird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd all the way through. That alone qualifies as "best bar" status.
  • Stephen
    StephenFebruary 12, 2013
    Chilli cheese fries are spicy hot. Amazing taste. Def recommend at all costs
  • Ollie C.
    Ollie ChapmanMay 11, 2014
    Great bar - surprisingly cheap and amazing music!
  • Simone R.
    Simone RoperOctober 10, 2013
    Great bar with plenty of pool tables at the back to have some fun on!
  • Racket
    RacketJanuary 31, 2011
    Shot challange-ask for a shot menu and work your way down it!
  • Matt F.
    Matt Fenby TaylorMarch 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    don't be scared, awesome rock pub.
  • The C.
    The CarouserJune 11, 2014
    Women only staff, junk food and copious amounts of booze. Read more
  • Oscar
    OscarJanuary 31, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Used to enjoy this place before the manager acted like judge, jury & executioner to his punters. Thank goodness for Filthys down the road!
  • Portuguese Woman O'war
    Metal vibe with great burguers! Hell yes
  • Liam
    LiamMay 20, 2015
    A bit grim during daylight hours but cool bar otherwise.
  • Dace L.
    Dace LiepaAugust 14, 2013
    Pool, jukebox and good playlist..
  • Dini K.
    Dini KennedyOctober 9, 2013
    Weekends get rammed so book a booth or table !!
  • Antony F.
    Antony Firth-ClarkFebruary 16, 2014
    Eat the pulled pork burger. It's millitant.
  • Nicola C.
    Nicola CandlishNovember 19, 2011
    Best rock bar in London
  • Massive A.
    Massive AdDecember 27, 2013
    Enjoyed a lot with the friends
  • Matt B.
    Matt BarberDecember 11, 2016
    Camden pale on tap
  • missmelinki
    missmelinkiJune 19, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Pulled pork is AMAZING!!!
  • Gareth T.
    Gareth TyrrellJanuary 5, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Nachos and burritos!
  • Dominic A.
    Dominic AmodioJuly 10, 2010
    Cheesy chilli chips And fooseball, can't go wrong
  • Aria A.
    Aria AlaghaSeptember 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Peanut butter chicken wings
  • BASICK RECORDS
    BASICK RECORDSSeptember 18, 2012
    Good food, good beers, good times!
  • Matthew A.
    Matthew AmesMarch 4, 2010
    This place has the dribbliest candles, perfect for an Ankh-Morpork wizard.
  • Eleni L.
    Eleni LixouriotiJuly 1, 2011
    very good food, awesome place :) Read more
  • Sergey S.
    Sergey SoloviovAugust 22, 2010
    Nice (hard) music and real pinball!
  • Lisa L.
    Lisa LambSeptember 24, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Best hot dogs this side of the Atlantic.
  • Hayleigha-Grace C.
    Hayleigha-Grace Carey-ByrneMarch 26, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Foods good
  • Natalie W.
    Natalie WoodJune 24, 2010
    Buy the Chilli, Its Yummy!
  • Oli J.
    Oli JonesMarch 26, 2010
    Burger. Any of them.
  • Emma P.
    Emma PocklingtonFebruary 2, 2010
    I dare you to finish the rack of ribs!!
  • Puja M.
    Puja ManiarJanuary 18, 2010
    Na-chos! Na-chos! Na-chos!
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